This recipe for cheesy Shrimp Toast checks all of the boxes; it's quick and easy to make, it can be made ahead of time, and best of all, it tastes incredible. These bite-size appetizers will be the hit of any party.
1poundfresh shrimpcooked, peeled, deveined, and tails removed,
¾cupshredded mozzarella cheese
¼cupfreshly grated parmesan cheese
½teaspoondried ground thyme
¼teaspoonground black pepper
1tablespoonCreole seasoningdivided (I used Zatarain's)
7ouncespackage toasted French bread roundsabout 24
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Dice the shrimp into bite-size pieces.
Add the shrimp, mayonnaise, sour cream, mozzarella, parmesan, thyme, salt, pepper, onion powder, and one teaspoon of the creole seasoning to a large bowl. Mix well.
Place the toasted rounds on a baking sheet and top each with a spoonful of the topping. Sprinkle with a pinch of creole seasoning and bake for six to eight minutes, or until the cheese melts and topping is lightly browned.
Serve immediately or at room temperature.
I like to use premade and purchased toasted french bread rounds or toasted baguette slices.You can purchase shrimp already cooked and seasoned from your favorite grocery or seafood store, or you can roast your own using my easy 10 Minute Roasted Shrimprecipe. To make this dish ahead, you can prepare the topping up to 48 hours beforehand. Keep it covered and in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake it.While this appetizer is best served warm, it is fine to serve it at room temperature. This appetizer is about six or seven on a scale of one to ten on the spicy scale. If you would like to dial back the heat, reduce the amount of creole seasoning, and do not add it to the top before baking. You can buy frozen cooked shrimp, and they should do fine in this recipe. Just be sure to dry them off before adding them to the topping mixture. I have never tried canned and don't know how they would work.